[Mono-dev] Re: What would you like to see in Mono?

Michael Schurter michael at synthesyssolutions.com
Thu Mar 30 10:00:45 EST 2006

Jonathan Pryor wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 12:58 +0530, Sharique uddin Ahmed Farooqui wrote:
>> I want to see a system wide api in Mono (sonthing like System.linux or
>> linux.system).  By using this u can handle any kind of stuff on linux.
> Rudimentary support for this exists in Mono.Unix and Mono.Unix.Native,
> in Mono.Posix.dll.
>> Everything (i.e. services, cronjobs, even kernel resources etc ) on
>> linux can be handled directly without calling any other api (or system
>> call).
> One problem with this: none of it is standardized.  Red Hat will differ
> from SuSE will differ from Debian will differ from...

Mono could have a Linux Standards Base compatible API.  The 3.1 LSB spec 
defines some directories (ie for cronjobs) and it looks like future 
specs will use some lsb-specific command utility to provide compatibility.

I honestly don't know much about the LSB, but anyone can read the 
current spec here:


Michael Schurter

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